Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Boston Celtics work out Joey Dorsey

Joey Dorsey, Boston Celtics, Celtics News, State Of The Celtics

According to a report from the Greek website Red Planet, the Boston Celtics brought in power forward Joey Dorsey for a workout. If you love the Greek language and speak/read it consistently, you can go ahead and click on the link to see for yourself. Otherwise, you'll have to take my word for it.

For those of you who forgot, Dorsey was a key contributor to the 2008 Memphis Tigers team, which included the likes of Derrick Rose and Chris Douglas-Roberts, that destroyed their extraordinarily weak conference competition and glided to a National Championship appearance before the entire team started missing a ton of free throws and eventually lost to Kansas. Then again, it's not that big of a deal if you forgot about it because Memphis has since vacated all of their accomplishments from that season due to Rose's ineligibility, so you really didn't miss anything.

Anyway, that was pretty much the greatest basketball success in the not-so-storied career of Joey Dorsey. Since then, he's played in a grand total of 61 career NBA games with Houston, Sacramento and Toronto — where he accomplished pretty much nothing — and spent this past season in Greece playing for Olympiacos.

If the Celtics decide to bring Dorsey aboard, it will probably only be for insurance purposes. Yes, the guy can rebound, which is the major weakness of this team. Sure, he has a body that I can only dream of having. But he hasn't proven that he can hang with the big boys in the NBA. He's only 6'8", so he'd just be the next undersized big man that Doc Rivers would have to utilize.

Still, he probably wouldn't garner anything more than the league minimum and with Boston's salary cap situation in limbo, it isn't a horrible idea to bring him in and see what he can do.

No comments:

Post a Comment